Campus Resources

Whether you’re a UM student or other member of the Hurricanes family, you can reach out and find numerous resources for support, networking, and inclusion. Please browse through this page to search for resources that best suit your needs and please contact the LGBTQ Student Center for more information.

UM Counseling Center

The UM Counseling Center is the primary counseling and mental health provider for UM students. Among its services is the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Questioning Therapy Group, which meets on Tuesdays from 5 tp 6:30 pm and provides a highly confidential, safe place to talk about concerns related to sexual orientation.

 

UM Student Health Services

The Student Health Service works to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for all students. All of the clinicians at the Health Center are open and here to serve all students. You can have an open conversation with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) and any disclosures will only serve to improve the quality of care you receive and remains confidential. More information is available on the Student Health Service website. To make an appointment, visit mystudenthealth.miami.edu.

 

Toppel Career Center

UShadow Program

The UM Toppel Career Center's UShadow program gives students the ability to "shadow" UM alumni or employers in the community throughout a typical workday. UShadow applicants can request to be paired with an LGBTQ host, offering them insight on navigating the workplace as an out LGBTQ employee.

Identity-Based Resources

The Toppel Career Center also provides identity-based resources to assist in your career search. Find career resources for the LGBTQ+ community here.

 

Gender-Inclusive Housing

The Department of Housing and Residential Life (HRL) at the University of Miami seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities. On-campus gender inclusive housing is available beginning Fall 2016. Click here for more information on gender inclusive housing.

 

Gender Neutral and Inclusive Restrooms

The University of Miami is dedicated to providing people of all gender identities and expressions with access to safe, comfortable environments when they need to use the restroom. Click here fore a map of all Gender Neutral and Inclusive restrooms located throughout the Coral Gables campus.

 

LGBTQ Faculty-Staff Network

This network connects UM employees who are interested in learning more about the LGBTQ+ community at UM and ways to support students and fellow colleagues. The network meets several times a year for social activities and conversations about current events, programming, and ideas for improving LGBTQ life on campus. If you are University of Miami employee who would like to join the LGBTQ Faculty-Staff Network listserv, email us at lgbtq@miami.edu with your request.

 

IBIS Ally Network

Faculty, staff, administrators, and students who display the IBIS Ally Network symbol in their offices or elsewhere are part of the IBIS (I Believe In Solidarity) Ally Network. They have completed an intensive training session on how to be an advocate and resource for LGBTQ+ students, and they've pledged to promote a campus community that is inclusive, supportive, and equitable for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

 

Communication Tips

In its ongoing mission to create policies that support and empower the LGBTQ+ community, the University established guidelines for schools, colleges, departments, and students to follow when developing stories, press releases, and other digital, print, or verbal materials. You can view these helpful hints on the University's Editorial and Style Guide.